PCA Annual
Membership Meeting

Tuesday, November 16 at Ditka's, Oakbrook Terrace

This month's guest speakers include Jim Coyne, Local 130 Business Manager; Jim Majerowicz,Local 130 JAC Training Director and Joe Ohm, Local 130 Fund Administrator.  Each will provide an update on activites for 2021. The meeting will also serve as the Annual Meeting of the Association and the PCA of Greater Chicago's Board will be elected for a the 2022-23 term.  For more details and to register for the event, please click here.  Please note: the registration deadline is November 12th. 

Fall Tour at Morton Arboretum

The Fall Event at the Arboretum took place on Thursday, October 7th.  We applaud the members who braved the weather and came out to enjoy walking the grounds in between rain showers and socialize with their fellow PCA members during the cocktail reception. Thanks to all who joined us for our 2021 Tour! We created a short slideshow to capture the evening event. 

PCA Contractor Brian Kennedy
featured on NBC News

The relentless rains and volatile weather bombarding the Chicagoland area within the last week led to two segments airing on NBC Channel 5 on June 25 on sump pumps and plumbing preventative measures to avoid household water damage. PCA Officer and member Brian Kennedy (Gehrett Plumbing, Inc.) was interviewed by on-air reporter Chris Coffey, and the link to the 4pm newscast segment can be viewed here  and the 6pm segment can be viewed here. Kudos and thanks to Brian for his professional advice and help, and for expertly representing the PCA of Greater Chicago on our local TV news.

Plumbing Contractor Registration & Plumbing License Renewal Dates

The PCA has recently been reminded by the IDPH of contractor registration and plumbing license renewal dates. Please make note of these important dates:

Contractor Registration - September 30, 2021

Plumbing License Renewal - April 30, 2022

Visit the IDPH website to check on the status of your renewal: Plumber License Verification

Chicago Lead Service Line Replacement Program

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot recently announced an initiative to launch the City’s long-awaited Lead Service Line Replacement Program. The City is offering two methods of City-assisted replacement: The Equity Lead Service Line Replacement Program for low-income residents and the Homeowner-Initiated Lead Service Line Replacement Program.

Coronavirus Resources

As our PCA contractors and PCA Associate members continue to prepare their businesses and offices for preventing the spread of the coronavirus, our Association recommends that you take the time to review the following articles and links concerning best practices for employers related to coronavirus.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Senate Bill 75, Public Act 101-0221 was signed into law by Governor Pritzker in August 2019. Under this Act, Illinois employers are required to train employees on sexual harassment prevention by December 31, 2020, and on an annual basis thereafter.

PCA Health & Safety Manual

The PCA “Health & Safety Manual” is available exclusively to all PCA contractors at no cost. The 2019-2020 revised document compiled by PCA safety consultant Roger Paveza, President of Vista Safety Consulting, LLC, features interactive functionality. Click here to access the manual.

Please note: PCA contractors must be registered on our website in order to view and customize the manual.

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